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How hard can it be to say "see-eh"? Not one of them pronounces it properly. :SNE:
 

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Isn't it more like "shee-eh"? Crude English speaker's approximation, of course :lol:
 

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Type it into Google translate and have Google read it out to you.

How would you type that in Latin characters. :lol:

Wade-Giles types it out 'Hsieh', Pinyin types it out as 'Xie'.

I would pronounce "ssheh" as a closer approximation rather than SHAY, in my North American English accent.

It is a single syllable though.
 

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it's taiwanese romanization of xie, the same sound as xie xie (thank you). i don't think it's an easy sound to make for people who grew up learning western languages
 

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it's taiwanese romanization of xie, the same sound as xie xie (thank you). i don't think it's an easy sound to make for people who grew up learning western languages
Western tongues are too heavy to pronounce it the way Taiwanese do. Shay su-way is the closest we can get.
 

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It's more like Shye [ɕjê] and e at the end of words in English is always pronounced ei/ey just like cafe so you end up with Shyey or dropping the first y Shey. That e sound even without the tone doesn't even exist in most English dialects although it does exist in Australian English but even so Australians still convert e at the end of a word to ei/ey.
 

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Yeah (which is what Hsieh actually rhymes with). Not that I expect most commentators to know how to pronounce it.

Just think of the word "share" but without the elongated r end.
 

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Yeah (which is what Hsieh actually rhymes with). Not that I expect most commentators to know how to pronounce it.

Just think of the word "share" but without the elongated r end.
This right here, someone should send this to a couple of these commentators. It's really not that hard once you get used to it, but first they need to at least try and say it the right way.
 

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That's also wrong.
By the same standard they pronounce pretty much every non-English name wrong. I was talking about not butchering it in a ridiculous way ("Shay").
 

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Even Courtney Nguyen gets it wrong and she's Asian


Yes, bc Asians speak one language, so it is surprising.


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See-eh is probably the wrongest way you could pronounce this name
Do you even know how those things are pronounced in English?

See-eh is wrong in the sense that it's more like she-eh, Shay is way worse because it completely messes up with the vowels.
 
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